Avoiding the pitfalls of the street

Avoiding the pitfalls of the street

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The neighborhoods of Prague are full of children who spend their free time in the streets. Up until recently, 13-year-old Patrik Harvan was one of them. Although his family has lived in Liben for several years and are proud of their Roma heritage, they do not mingle much with the local Roma. They were delighted when Patrik joined a boxing gym in nearby Zizkov. Patrik always wanted to box and is now fulfilling that dream. He trains almost every day, his family supports him and his coach says that he is talented. Boxing gives him a chance to avoid the pitfalls that come with hanging out on the streets of Prague.

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